|February 15, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||MISU|
|FG Percentage||.474 (27-57)||.377 (20-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.600 (15-25)||.200 (2-10)|
|FT Percentage||.933 (14-15)||.800 (12-15)|
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MINOT, N.D. (MSU Dome) -- A record-breaking performance from beyond the arc led the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team to an 83-54 win over Minot State University on Saturday afternoon in Minot, N.D.
The Beavers sank 15 3-pointers for the most in a single game in program history on their way to snapping an eight-game losing streak and improving to 8-16 overall and 5-15 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. BSU has now won its most games overall and in conference play since head coach Chelsea DeVille took over the program before the 2015-16 season.
After trailing 15-13 midway through the opening quarter, BSU went on a 9-1 run to close the period for its final lead of the game. The Beavers also hit back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second quarter for a 28-16 lead before pushing the lead to 16 points, 34-18, following a 20-3 run. BSU’s defense held MiSU to 1-of-9 from the field with five turnovers during the stretch and outscored Minot State in the second quarter, 25-11, to go into halftime with a 47-27 lead.
Minot State opened the second half on a 9-2 run to reach within 13 points before Bemidji State pulled away again by 20 points at the end of the third quarter, 61-41. Junior guard Brooklyn Bachmann, junior forward Gabby Dubois and sophomore Coley Rezabek each made two 3-pointers during the fourth quarter while taking a game-high 35-point lead, 83-48, with just over two minutes remaining in the game.
The 29-point victory is the largest for the program in conference play since a 33-point win over the University of Minnesota Crookston in 2008. BSU set season highs with 3-point field goals along with a .600 3-point field goal percentage, a .933 free-throw percentage, and 23 assists. Bemidji State hit 47.4 percent of its field goals while winning the rebound margin, 35-24, and scoring 18 points off 16 Minot State turnovers.
Freshman center Rachael Heittola led BSU with 15 points, including 7-of-7 from the free-throw line, while junior center Taylor Bray followed with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. Bachmann scored 12 points, including six in the fourth quarter, along with a team-high eight rebounds and eight assists.
Bemidji State finishes the 2019-20 regular season with senior day Feb. 21-22 against the University of Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State University.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).